World’s Most Dangerous Roads

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Cyclists stopping for a break on the infamous Road of Death in Bolivia

Most drivers encounter unsafe driving conditions at one time or another.  Hazards appear in many forms, for instance, bad weather, drunk drivers or human error can complicate an otherwise uneventful trip.  On the other hand, sometimes the condition of the road can put your life in jeopardy.  Here is a list dedicated to all the white-knuckled drivers who have to brave the dangerous roads and to all of the crazy people who navigate them for fun.  (Pics)

 

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Fire-Tagging: Making Graffiti More Dangerous

Fire-Tagging: Making Graffiti More Dangerous

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For a split second there, it looked like graffiti’s future was purely virtual. There was the Wiispray controller, which simulated tagging down to the paint drips; and before that there were a number of “light graffiti” projects. But the taggers? They flouted that, and the medium has evolved: Fire tagging, as its known, is the process of spraying your tag, then lighting it on fire before the paint dries. (Pics)

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You Won’t Believe These 7 Items Are Actually Legal

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Crazy big boy toys that are actually legal. Me like big boom!

Drugs, artillery emplacements, napalm, prostitution – sometimes it seems like the best things in life are illegal. For some reason, the fascists who control this country don’t believe in your God given right to smoke meth and man a 155-millimeter Howitzer.

Luckily for us, there are a lot of awesome things out there that Uncle Sam amazingly hasn’t taken away from us yet. Read this article, and then go and pick up one of everything while you still can! Continue reading… “You Won’t Believe These 7 Items Are Actually Legal”

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Novelty Seekers Driven By Decreased Ability To Process Dopamine

Novelty Seekers Driven By Decreased Ability To Process Dopamine 

 

For risk-takers and impulsive people, New Year’s resolutions often include being more careful, spending more frugally and cutting back on dangerous behavior, such as drug use. But new research from Vanderbilt finds that these individuals–labeled as novelty seekers by psychologists–face an uphill battle in keeping their New Year’s resolutions due to the way their brains process dopamine. The research reveals that novelty seekers have less of a particular type of dopamine receptor, which may lead them to seek out novel and exciting experiences–such as spending lavishly, taking risks and partying like there’s no tomorrow.

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Most Dangerous Hacky Sack Toy for Firebugs

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Some toys are so obviously dangerous, that you’ve got to wonder what they were thinking. Following Lawn Darts and the 1950s Atomic Energy Lab toy that included actual radioactive Uranium ores, the Fire Footbag seems so clearly dangerous, that you’d better move fast if you want one before the rest of the world follows Australia’s lead and pulls them off the shelves.

 

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